Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, this film shows the steps in the process of producing educational films, including scripting, shooting, editing and capturing of sound.
DESCRIBES STEPS IN PROCESS OF PRODUCING EDUCATIONAL FILMS AS CARRIED OUT BY EBF...DISCUSSES VARIOUS PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SCRIPTING, SHOOTING, EDITING & SOUNDING, & REFERS TO WORK OF LOCATION CREWS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Encyclopaedia Britannica Films.
Ken Smith notes regretfully that: This film begins promisingly, with Mr. McGuffey Reader materializing out of a picture frame to help our protagonist learn what it takes to make educational films. But since this is an Encyclopaedia Britannica production, this promising opening goes nowhere -- and the film quickly becomes dry as dust. Lots of clips from other Britannica films, mostly dull dull dull. High point: The human larynx as seen from inside a woman's throat. This film may have historical interest for educational filmmakers, but it's not very entertaining for anyone else.
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FILMS MOTION PICTURES CINEMATOGRAPHY COMMUNICATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA RESEARCH PRODUCTION WRITING SCRIPTS SHOOTING PHOTOGRAPHY EDITING SOUND LOCATIONS CREWS LABOR WORKERS STUDIOS HISTORY
December 9, 2020 Subject:
A look at our past of school films.
December 8, 2006 Subject:
Making films that teach needs more than an informational script- it needs creativity to make the students interested. This production seems to indicate that Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc. lacked that ingredient in 1954.
November 1, 2003 Subject:
To celebrate 25 glorious years of making educational films, Encyclopedia Britanica celebrates by showing us how these films are made!! Now those that have followed the archives closely know that EB films arent exactly the most ENTERTAINING in the world, so this film is somewhat of a abnomaly. Especially when this film is somewhat dull itself! We are shown what research is done to make films, how the films are set up and so on, all in the exciting EB way. The sequence in color was interesting, but even the narrator says the usage of color for that specific purpose was pointless. Meh.